Curiosity Fifty Eight
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - New England
ABV:
8.1%
Score:
97
Avg:
4.5 | pDev: 4.22%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
64
From:
Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  2
Gots
  13
SCORE
97
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Notes: As a brewer-owned brewery, one of the hallmark attributes of Tree House Brewing Company is continuous evolution, candid self assessment, and progressive hands on experimentation. Our Curiosity series affords us the opportunity to experiment outside the box, with small discoveries being imparted into our core beers to make them better and better over time. For Fifty Eight, we took a close look at, and experimented heavily with, our fermentation and kettle hopping processes to coax a uniquely fruity flavor profile out of a blend of our favorite American hops. The body here is very dense, but never weighs down the palate… a beautiful base to carry a complex assortment of juicy fruit gum, honeydew melon, and jackfruit flavors. Enjoy!
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.49/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So apparently my review got eaten at some point. It's a good thing I have notes still and reviewed with JLindros.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a super cloudy hazy darker orange juice hue with a one finger head that fades slowly to leave decent enough lacing and a thin wispy head.

S - Aromas of big brighter orange peel/zest, light tangerine, flashes of general melon, fleeting peachy stone fruit. Quite juicy.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with more of the soft juicy, orange creamsicle pops and juicy tangerine, citrus, more melon, little cantaloupe and honey dew. Surprised at how nicely the melon comes through on the taste. Little generic stone fruit, hint of fruity bubblegum, background tropical like, dry finish, Flashes of bitterness lingers after.

M - Mouthfeel is typical Tree House fluffy carbonation and thicker body, alcohol hidden well

O - Overall this was a pretty darn solid DIPA with good fruit notes that never transition over to spicy hops. I like it.

Serving Type: Can

Dec 04, 2019
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thebeerguy31 from Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned 1/18/19, opened 2/13/19.

Look (4.75): A beautiful hazy orange yellow honey colored with a light foamy one finger head.
Smell (?): Not overpowering, but a very pleasant juicy scent underlined with some crisp hops (did not record score)
Taste (4.5): a bit piney and citrusy
Feel (?): light-medium body. very smooth (did not record score)
Overall (4.5): Can't believe it's 8.1% and that smooth. Could pass as 6%.

Aug 21, 2019
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digginplanetsnbrews from Florida

4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a very deep orange color, almost a tint of brown to it. Smell is apricot and dankness. Taste consists of significantly overripe fruit, then it mellows out with somewhat of a dryness and pepperiness. There is not much of a bite on the finish, it fades away gently, making this one a bit out of the box for tree house, and in great contrast to fifty seven. I love the experimentation !

Feb 19, 2019
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jdoubleU_22 from New Jersey

4.71/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - Poured into Spiegelau IPA Glass, Light cloudy golden power with a thin lace. A lot of density with such a light hue to it. Very interesting pour.

S - Almost a bit like green. Bit of a piney nose, with a hint of almond / chestnut. Really interesting how different the nose and the taste/mouthfeel differ from one another.

T - Big and juice. I got a bit of bubble gum, melon, mango and light grapefruit near the end. Very complex and enjoyable.

M - Great mouthfeel very light on the tongue with a ton of subtle flavors which doesn't convert to any bitterness. Very, very impressive I love what Tree House has done here for their 58th rendition.

O - I was initially very excited to try this because I was obsessed with the artwork they did on this can (I believe they did two renditions). And it was also a surprise from a buddy who went up to TH the Saturday before Superbowl Sunday. This beer did not disappoint, Easily one of the best Tree House IPA's I've had in a while. Lived well up to the hype. I really hope they incorporate some of the brewing experimentation from this into some of their upcoming batches.

Feb 18, 2019
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Damian from Massachusetts

4.44/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 1 pint can purchased at Tree House Brewing Company, Charlton, MA
1/28/19
Served in a Tree House teku

The beer poured an opaque, pale straw yellow and was topped by a small, frothy, bright white crown that quickly fell to a clingy collar. Steaks of lacing stuck along the glass.

The aroma was really interesting. Fruity and smooth with a big melon presence. Honeydew came through strongest. A generic fruit salad-like quality was also apparent. Subtle peach notes too. Citrus appeared as the beer sat. Nice juicy orange notes. Touch of dankness as well.

The flavor was also solid but a bit more straightforward. Citrus dominated. Freshly squeezed orange juice came to mind. Bit of tangerine. Subtle honeydew melon notes. Lemony in the center. Slightly tart and tangy. More tangerine and tangerine peel on the back end and in the finish. Grapefruit notes came through as well. Just the slightest hint of pithy bitterness.

The mouthfeel was impossible fluffy, creamy and smooth. Medium bodied for the style. The liquid contained a super fine, zippy, tongue blanketing effervescence. Pillowy soft and uber plush on the palate.

Curiosity Fifty-Eight might not be the most exciting offering in the Curiosity Series, but it checks all the boxes of what makes for an impressive hazy double IPA. This is definitely a very tasty and highly crushable take on the style.

Feb 16, 2019
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gjk from Connecticut

4.51/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

1/26/19 the universe is indifferent (indeed), poured into tulip glass
Pours hazy, dull orange with quickly settled head and some lacing
Nose starts bready with tropical fruits, and whiff of cotton candy
Taste is delicious. Thick but drinkable. Light malt then tropical fruits, a little bitter on the finish but with some dryness. Not as fluffy as some other Tree House brews. Medium carbonation. The Tree House guys decribe jackfruit and juicy fruit, not sure what jackfruit is but I get the juicy fruit.
Overall another delicious beer from Tree House that makes most others pale by comparison.

Feb 14, 2019
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 1/28/19, thanks to rudzud
Pours a smaller fizzy head with fair retention, just a little lacing, super cloudy hazy medium to darker orange color

Nose citrus as some generic fruit, light tangerine, some honey dew melon, and general melon, little peachy stone fruit, typical creamy base flaked malt

Taste very creamy flaked oats and wheat like, soft juicy, orange cream tangerine, citrus, more melon, little cantaloupe and honey dew, little generic stone fruit, hint of fruity bubblegum, background tropical like, dry finish, light bitterness, wheat bringing a little vanilla cake

Mouth is med bod but very soft pillowy juicy, a bit lighter on the carb, alcohol hidden well

Overall nice, very soft pillowy juicy, good fruits, doesn't get spicy bitter rindy

Feb 09, 2019
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Opaque medium gold color with thick white lacing.

S - Juicy tropical fruit aroma. Overall is a little subdued but very nicely defined (for lack of a better description).

T - Soft tropical fruit and fruit rind with a slight bit of peppery fruit rind. Very juicy and finishes balanced.

M - Medium body, dry finish and coats the mouth with juicy tropical fruit.

O - Highly recommended.

Feb 05, 2019
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy yellow pour with a foamy white head and sticky lacing. The smell is kind of on the mild side, sweet orange is all I’m really getting. The taste is subtle too, creamy Hop flavors with little bitterness. The feel is smooth and soft. Overall a very nice brew.

Feb 05, 2019
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beatonian from Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smells like ripe fruit, tingles on the tongue, goes down easy. Pours yellow-orange with a foamy white head. Satisfyingly sweet finish, a definite fruit juice feel. And, a really awesome label. Nothing out of the ordinary for Tree House, but an exceptional, essentially perfect DIPA.

Feb 04, 2019
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - looks like we've got ourselves a new artwork theme. Detailed and cozy. Pour looks like mango juice and grapefruit juice mixed together. Cloudy with a pink hue. Minimal head.

S - nose is pure bubblegum and melon. A whiff of sweet, buttery peach, something not usually found in a TH beer. The aroma that toes that oxidation line. Fortunately, that happens to be right up my alley when done subtly. Very tropical and heavy.

T - fruity and saturated. Overripe favorites a la cantaloupe, melon galore, and mangos. Yes, there's juicy fruit in there, too, with notes of wet, humid, sugary sweetness and dense fruit punchiness. Minimal bitterness, this one focuses on warming the ol' bones. FInish is vaguely herbal and crisp enough to warrant another sip.

F - standard fare here with the viscous, pillowy fluff of one of those "guilty pleasure" beds that you sink right into but know it's terrible for your back.

O - the end result is classic Tree House juice. Not much in the way of bitterness and reminiscent of some particularly juice-forward Curiosities such as 34. Can be overbearing for some, but if you're in the mood for a sweet, sticky treat, this is the beer for you.

Jan 31, 2019
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.26/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz can into a stemmed teku glass.

Pours a hazy yellow gold color with a finger of pure white head. The head leaves a few spots of lacing before settling into a thin layer of foam.

The aroma brings notes of melons, pineapples, mango, and key lime pie. If this isn't hopped with Galaxy then I give up on beer.

The flavor follows with notes of fresh melon, pineapples, mangoes, peaches, key lime pie, and some fresh spices; cracked pepper, coriander, and clove.

The feel is medium bodied with soft carbonation. Very creamy and smooth with a moderately dry finish.

Overall, a great DIPA that reminds me of an earthier, more bitter version of Very Green. It's sweet and fruity, yet earthy, spicy and bitter. Complex and well-balanced. Nicely done.

Jan 30, 2019
Curiosity Fifty Eight from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 64 ratings